FORT WORTH, Texas - Not sure the NASCAR fan base is going to be OK with this, but Texas Motor Speedway is officially in bed with the National Rifle Association. That relationship could be a big adjustment for the three NASCAR fans who are in favor of more stringent gun control laws.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Race at TMS will be sponsored by the late Charleton Heston's baby - the "NRA 500" will be April 13 at TMS.
That title beat out the other options such as, "From My Cold Dead Hands 500" and the "Suck It Michael Moore Twin 250s".
No word on whether fans can bring their own shotgun or AK-47 on race day.
"The NRA has been invovled in the sport for several years and a partner of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. for many years in various aspects, and this race entitlement is just another extension of that business relationship," TMS general manager Eddie Gossage said in a statement.
I had no idea of the NRA's involvement with Speedway Motorsports. But it could explain Jimmie Johnson's dominance in this sport - the guy was packin' and probably just flashed his piece on the final laps to ensure all of those wins.
"The NRA 500 is the latest announcement in the long history of a growing partnership between the NRA, Speedway Motorsports and the NASCAR community. NRA members and NASCAR fans love their country and everything that is good and right about America. We salute our flag ... volunteer in our churches and communities ... cherish our families ... and WE LOVE RACING!"
LaPierre did an OK job of meeting his minimums on making statements.
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